Microelectronics, Sensing, and Information Technology
Currently Funded Centers
TANMS works to engineer a revolution in miniature electromagnetic electronics through development of a new class of nanoscale multiferroic materials.
MIRTHE develops knowledge, technologies, and engineered systems based on mid-infrared (mid-IR) trace-gas spectroscopy that will provide unprecedented optical and chemical sensing capabilities for environmental monitoring, homeland security and medical diagnostics.
CIAN strives to overcome the access aggregation bottlenecks of today's optoelectronic networks by integrating optoelectronic subsystems into an advanced optical network that will provide high data rates at low cost while supporting a wide range of end-user needs and applications.
Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications ERC develops fully controllable and tunable solid-state light sources that will enable energy savings through higher efficiency lighting sources and improved communication systems.
Graduated Centers (Self-sustaining)
Advance the design, fabrication, and breadth of the applications for sensor-driven microsensors and systems through research, education, and interactions with industry
Revolutionize existing technology for detecting and imaging biomedical and environmental-civil objects or conditions that are underground, underwater, or embedded in the human body to solve important real-world problems such as non-invasive breast cancer detection, underground pollution assessment, and explosives threat detection
Provide leadership through global collaborative research and education for creating electric processing systems of the highest value to society
The mission of IMSC is to realize "Geo-Immersion," a new computing paradigm that enables humans to capture, model, and integrate real-world BIG data into a geo-realistic virtual replica of the world for immersive data access, querying, and analysis
Advancing the state-of-the-art in computational science and engineering using high performance computing; a common approach to research that embraces a multi-disciplinary, team-oriented concept; and a commitment to a full partnership between education, research, and service
Provide advanced equipment to create, support, and sustain an environment that facilitates advanced research in nanophotonics, micro and nanoelectronics, MEMS and NEMS, and biomedical applications of nanotechnology
Exploratory research by faculty and graduate students with particular focus on: 1) leading-edge electronic and bio-electronic systems research, 2) cross-discipline education of students, and 3) industry collaborations with global companies focusing on a transformative systems technology called System-On-Package, pioneered by the Center
Developing innovative technologies for the next generation of hard disk drives and nonvolatile memory systems